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FOCUSED COUNTERMINE ARRAY FOR MICROWAVE DETECTION AND DESTRUCTION OF MINES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
9762
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9762
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Graham Research Corp.
2137 Galloway Rd Bensalem, PA 19020
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: FOCUSED COUNTERMINE ARRAY FOR MICROWAVE DETECTION AND DESTRUCTION OF MINES
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,933.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL IS ADDRESSED TO THE PROBLEM OF DETECTING AND DISABLING LAND MINES USING FOCUSED MICROWAVE RADIATION. THE CONCEPT IS DIRECTED PRIMARILY TO SUBSURFACE ANTI-TANK MINES OF EITHER DIELECTRIC OR METALLIC COMPOSITION, ALTHOUGH IT IS ALSO APPLICABLE TO SURFACE MINES. THE INNOVATIVE CONCEPT PROPOSED IS THE USE OF A DIGITALLY FOCUSED AND SCANNED MICROWAVE ARRAY RADAR DETECTION SYSTEM USING BISTATIC OBLIQUE FORWARD SCATTERING TO REDUCE GROUND SURFACE REFLECTIONS. THE SYSTEM FORMS A HIGH RESOLUTION THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE OF THE MEDIUM WHICH ALLOWS A MINE TO BE BOTH DETECTED AND IDENTIFIED BY ITS IMAGE. THE SYSTEM USED A HIGH POWER FOCUSED MICROWAVE ARRAY FOR DESTRUCTION OF THE MINE BY MICROWAVE HEATING. THE GOAL OF THE DETECTION SYSTEM IS TO OBTAIN BETTER THAN 5 CM RESOLUTION IN THREE DIMENSIONS, HIGH SPEED IMAGING OF THE MEDIUM AND TARGET ALLOWING A HIGH RATE OF FORWARD MOTION, AND SUB-SURFACE TRANSMISSION APPROACHING 100%. THE SYSTEM WILL ATTEMPT TO DISABLE THE MINE WITHOUT DETONATION ALLOWING A REDUCED STANDOFF DISTANCE. THE CONCEPT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PROVIDE A UNIQUE METHOD OF HIGH SPEED, HIGH RESOLUTION MINE DETECTION WITH THE SAME FOCUSED ARRAY TECHNOLOGY BEING USED FOR DESTRUCTION OF THE MINE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr William J Graham
2156384459

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Graham Research
4278 Mechanicsville Rd Bensalem, PA 19020

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No